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Multiple Choice Questions

1. "For the past two centuries, scientific claims have become the primary agent for validating Plato's ________."
(a) Life
(b) Myth
(c) Story
(d) Argument

2. Who was a 19th century anatomist who believed in the theory of polygenism?
(a) Serres
(b) Broca
(c) Gould
(d) Blumenbach

3. What kind of disease can cause the brain to diminish in size before death?
(a) Flu
(b) Degenerative
(c) Sudden
(d) Heart

4. Which was the top-ranked race in practitioners of racial ranking?
(a) Blacks
(b) Chinese
(c) Indians
(d) Whites

5. Science means looking for the ________ based on facts.
(a) theory
(b) reality
(c) truth
(d) answer

6. Hume believed there was never a __________ nation that wasn't made of white men.
(a) civilized
(b) productive
(c) useless
(d) conflict ridden

7. Which Socrates work is Gould discussing at the opening of this book?
(a) Apology
(b) Euthyphro
(c) Republic
(d) Phaedo

8. Experts claimed it was no good to __________ blacks.
(a) study
(b) listen to
(c) educate
(d) understand

9. The answer to #48 also tried to show the entities with a higher ranking had to repeat the _________ of those with lower ranking.
(a) growth stages
(b) illnesses
(c) work
(d) education

10. Within what century did science become fascinated with numbers?
(a) 19th
(b) 17th
(c) 20th
(d) 18th

11. Who is the author of "An American Dilemma?"
(a) Socrates
(b) Gunnar Myrdal
(c) Benjamin Franklin
(d) Stephen Gould

12. What does Socrates believe all people should be?
(a) Educated
(b) Leaders
(c) Argumentative
(d) Honest

13. Flaws in the experimental design, according to Gould, do not lead to _________ in the numbers.
(a) the right sums
(b) credibility
(c) usefulness
(d) proper graphs

14. Who was Francis Galton's cousin?
(a) Paul Broca
(b) Charles Darwin
(c) Benjamin Franklin
(d) Stephen Gould

15. Broca also thought that ________ should be denied the benefits of education due to smaller brains.
(a) women
(b) children
(c) elderly people
(d) leaders

Short Answer Questions

1. Gould also wants to look for problems in the ___________ data.

2. Louis from #55 believed that there were different centers of _________.

3. The main question becomes, can ________ change the status of the inferior group?

4. Louis Pierre Gratiolet wanted to prove that __________ brains were bigger than __________ brains.

5. What other kind of testing, besides head measurement, can begin to measure the intelligence of a person?

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